Adjunct Faculty

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Cori Adler, BA, Wesleyan University; MFA University of Colorado; MA, PhD University of Washington; adjunct faculty, liberal studies.  Cori Adler is a poet and a scholar of American Ethnic Literature, Feminist Cultural Theory and Popular Culture Studies. She has taught at the University of Colorado and the University of Washington and served on the faculty at Shoreline Community College.  She has published numerous poems in literary journals and one chapbook, The Toothed World; her dissertation is titled, Screening the Dream: Hollywood in the Era of “Family Values.”

Pura Betances, MA, Seattle University. Pura is a Behavioral Health consultant for Carolyn Downs, and works as a therapist at Shepherd’s Counseling Services. For 20 years, she worked at Swedish Family Medicine, providing therapy to primary care patients and teaching family medicine residents motivational interviewing and therapeutic communication. She received a MA in psychology from Seattle University and a Licensee in psychology from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo.

Denise Bill, BA, Seattle Pacific University; MA, Azusa Pacific University; EdD Candidate, University of Washington; adjunct faculty, liberal studies.  Denise Bill has been a teacher, staff development trainer, and administrator in the public education system for 20 years. Bill was the Superintendent of the Muckleshoot Tribal School for two years and currently manages a federal technology grant at the Muckleshoot Tribal College. Bill’s area of focus is working with Native American students, both in the public school system and now at the Muckleshoot Tribal College.

Elizabeth Burke, BS, Illinois State University; MA, Antioch University Seattle; adjunct faculty, liberal studies. Burke is a skilled professional with 25 years of project management, strategic planning, coaching, facilitating and consulting experience. She specializes in work with organizations wanting to revitalize themselves and pursue creative new endeavors and individuals wishing to grow beyond their current horizons. She helps organizations and people explore and tell their stories. She regularly leads digital storytelling classes and workshops and teaches writing classes. Burke is also a licensed massage practitioner with a private Asian bodywork practice.

Betti Clipsham, BA, Antioch University Seattle; MA, Antioch University Seattle. Betti has over 20 years of experience in Senior Human Resource Leadership roles in both the public and private sectors in Canada and the U.S.A.  Her first  job was in Human Resources for Cyprus Anvil Mining, based in Vancouver, B.C..  Betti spent many years with the Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. in increasingly senior H.R. positions.  She also taught the foundation course in Human Resource Management for the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the night school program.  Betti now teaches Management, Human Resource Management and Leadership courses at Capilano University in North Vancouver B.C. She is also on the Alumni Advisory Board for Antioch University, Seattle.  

Mary Coss, BFA, Eastern Michigan University; MFA, Syracuse University; adjunct faculty, liberal studies. Mary Coss’s background in sculpture and interdisciplinary studies inspires her belief in the power of art to transform individuals and communities. Her extensive experience in fine arts, design, public and community art contribute to her commitment to infuse art into public housing as a way to humanize the built environment and support social justice. Her extensive exhibition record includes several sculpture parks and public collections in Washington and California. Artwork is viewable at

Carmen D’Arcangelo, BA, Harvard College; MBA, Simmons Graduate School of Management; adjunct faculty, liberal studies. Carmen D’Arcangelo is a collaborative leader with progressively responsible management experience in fluid, diverse non-profit and for-profit organizations. She demonstrated high value-add in steering employee/management/volunteer relations, implementing new programs, and leading with business acumen and financial consideration in mind. She has an ardent commitment to building healthy and supportive communities through sustainable communication.

Dan Dodd, BA, University of Washington; MA Antioch University Seattle; adjunct faculty, liberal studies. Dan Dodd is currently a student in the Psychology doctoral program at Antioch University Seattle. Dodd has vast experience in King County working in the fields of chemical dependency and substance abuse. In addition to AUS, he has taught at the Community Colleges in Everett and in Bellevue. He is a member of the Northwest Neurological Association and Associate Member of the American Psychological Association.

Vincent KovarBA, University of Washington; MA, Seattle University; adjunct faculty, Learning and Teaching Cooperative and liberal studies. In addition to Antioch, Vincent Kovar also teaches at the University of Phoenix and Richard Hugo House. He is a consulting instructional designer for large software and telecom firms as well as a copywriter and scriptwriter for both private industry and public institutions. Kovar is past editor-at-large at ‘mo Magazine and editor-in-chief of the Gay City Health Project Anthologies. Over one-hundred pieces of his fiction, essays, plays and articles have been published in the US, Australia, Canada and UK.

Sara Beth Lohre, MA, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; adjunct faculty, liberal studies and psychology. Sara Beth Lohre’s experience includes nonprofit management, community networking and organizing, curriculum and program development, and extensive counseling experience with a wide range of issues and populations including those transitioning from incarceration. Lohre has developed and implemented social service programming such as mentor training and life and work skill coaching, worked with youth and families, the older and wiser, new immigrants and people from all different socioeconomic backgrounds. She is currently in Antioch’s Psy.D. program.

Daniel Masler, BA, Bennington College; MA, University of Washington; MA, Antioch University Seattle; PsyD Doctoral Candidate, Antioch University Seattle. Daniel Masler, MA, MLIS, LMHCA, a psychotherapist and teacher, is completing his dissertation on relational psychoanalysis at AUS. He did an internship in community psychology at Vista del Mar in Los Angeles, assessing and treating children and families. His pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Washington’s Care Clinic, evaluating and treating clients of all ages with issues around neurodevelopmental disorders. He is in private practice at First Hill Psychological Services, in Seattle, conducting individual and Systems therapy in English and Spanish with clients of all ages. His areas of focus include behavioral problems, mood and anxiety disorders, learning challenges, and grief work with children, teens, and adults. Previously a librarian, he frequently brings story, literature, art, and world culture into his work.

Charles Morrison, BA, MA, University of Missouri; adjunct faculty, liberal studies. Charles Morrison first taught college at the Kansas City Art Institute, including classes in Modern Drama, Beginning Acting, Humanities, and Contemporary Lit.  For thirteen years, he worked as a management trainer at Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska and at two years each CONNEXT and SCAN.  For the past two decades he has been adjunct instructor at Antioch University/Seattle teaching European History, World Philosophy, Buddhism East & West, Intro to Meditation, and the Psychology of Sight.  As an adjunct at DeVry University over the past fourteen years, he taught Psychology, Sociology, Critical Thinking, and Health/Wellness.  Charles is beginning his fifth year at Cornish College of the Arts where he instructs in Passions of the 19th Century in the Integrated Studies area.  Charles practiced hatha yoga for 30 years, teaching six of those years, and has practiced mindfulness meditation for forty years.